Author Archives: Cass Daubenspeck

Saber Fazer

Alice Bernardo is the author of Saber Fazer, a documental project started in 2010, with the goal of preserving the artisanal and semi-industrial production tradition in Portugal. “I understood that a lot of the knowledge these makers held wasn’t being passed on … Continue reading


KM Redesign

A good purchase can be defined in many ways, but largely it comes down to these two questions: Where did the product come from, and what is it made of? The value we place on a product’s origin and material … Continue reading


Brooklyn Makers

Leave a comment telling us a compelling story of a maker you know, what they make so well and why you love it, and we’ll pick a comment at random and send you our copy of Brooklyn Makers!


Banana Republic Vintage Catalogues

There was a time when you could shop Banana Republic through a catalogue filled with romantic hand-illustrated drawings and flourishing annotations. When walking into a Banana Republic store was like walking onto the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark, complete … Continue reading


Shorpy Vintage Photo Archives

“A photograph can be kind,” Einstein said. It never changes, even as the people in it grow old and their stories change completely. You can look back on a photo of your mother or father, or the old town where you … Continue reading


The Letter Writers Alliance

We love people who make it their business to keep life’s simple pleasures alive. The Letter Writers Alliance is one group of stalwarts like us who won’t stand to watch the art of letter writing die out.  Founders Kathy and … Continue reading


‘Made By Hand’ Video Series

Our friend Keith Ehrlich just put out a new film in his six-minute documentary series about craftsmen, called Made by Hand (@madebyhand). The fourth documentary features Martinez Cigar Shop in New York City, filmed right in the shop in Chelsea. Keith … Continue reading